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The Nature of Diamonds
 

The Nature of Diamonds was on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from May 8 through Sept. 7, 2009.

Diamonds are some of the most beautiful and alluring treasures on the planet. From their birth deep in the earth to their prominent place in world culture, The Nature of Diamonds took visitors through the amazing transformations of these precious gems. Visitors discovered the rarest and most dazzling gems from collections throughout the world as the exhibit explored the human fascination with diamonds and provided an in-depth look at them as a natural substance. The exhibit explored their geological origins, taught how they are mined, and explored their cultural significance in art, literature and adornment.

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